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Cupertino Ortiz has been appointed executive chef of Rosewood Little Dix Bay, the legendary Caribbean resort which is anticipated to reopen in December 2017 following a complete renovation. In his new role, Chef Ortiz will lead culinary efforts for the property’s three signature dining venues. He will also be charged with creating brand new dining concepts and menus for each of the three restaurants, a task that involves building relationships with local farmers, fishermen and food purveyors; developing complementary cocktail and beverage programs; creating special culinary programming for guests; and ensuring that the resort’s culinary offerings celebrate the culture and bounty of the BVIs. Chef Ortiz will implement his new menus along with the unveiling of the refreshed resort.

“With an extensive background in luxury hotels and a history with Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, Chef Ortiz is the perfect individual to lead Rosewood Little Dix Bay’s culinary team and its three exceptional restaurants,” said Andreas Pade, managing director of Rosewood Little Dix Bay. “As we near completion on this groundbreaking renovation project, we look forward to watching Chef Ortiz create unique Sense of Place dining experiences for our guests that will celebrate the rich culinary culture of the BVIs.”

Chef Ortiz joins Rosewood Little Dix Bay with over a decade of experience leading kitchens at luxury resorts throughout the Caribbean, Mexico and Latin America. Most recently, Chef Ortiz was executive chef at Malliouhana, an Auberge Resort in Anguilla and was executive chef and director of food and beverage at Mukul Beach, Golf & Spa in Nicaragua. Prior to that, he served as executive chef and director of food and beverage at Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort, in St. Lucia. He also has experience working with Rosewood Hotels & Resorts as executive sous chef at the Five-Diamond Las Ventanas al Paraíso, A Rosewood Resort in Los Cabos. 

About Rosewood Little Dix Bay

Rosewood Little Dix Bay is located on Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands. For fifty years, Rosewood Little Dix Bay has offered discerning clientele an arms-length respite from day-to-day stresses amidst lush foliage, a half-mile crescent-shaped beach, and a colorful barrier reef. First opened by Laurence S. Rockefeller on January 18, 1964, Rosewood Little Dix Bay temporarily closed in 2016 in order to embark on a complete renovation that is anticipated to be unveiled to the world in December 2017.  The renovation includes a complete redesign of the resort’s guestrooms and suites, its three restaurants and overall enhancements to the landscaping. Upon reopening, guests will be able to choose from a wealth of elegant villas and guest rooms, including brand new suites with private plunge pools, as well as three signature dining venues.  Sense, A Rosewood Spa® will continue to offer he finest in beauty and recuperative programs in a dramatic setting, with treatments that utilize indigenous botanicals plucked right from the resort grounds. Complimentary services include a wide array of watersports, use of the on-site fitness center and tennis courts, and more.

Contact: Chelsea Slavin / 646 654 3482

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